People were assuming that the Apple might consider making it own virtual-reality headset in recent past months, but that was limited to the internet rumors. The new reports confirms that the company is secretly working on the project.
Apple is secretly working on its Virtual-Reality Headset
According to the newly published report by Financial Times, Apple is currently focusing on its iVR headset. A team comprising of hundreds of experts have been working for Apple’s virtual reality and augmented reality headsets and even testing its hardware and applications for some months.
According to the report, the company’s team for the headset consists experts from different small firms which Apple acquired recently, for example, Flyby Media, Faceshift, Metaio as well it “hired” the services of a leading virtual reality researcher, Doug Bowman.
Apple recently acquired Flyby Media while stating that, “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.”
Earlier this week, chief executive Tim Cook during his press conference didn’t commented regarding their headset. He said, “In terms of virtual reality, uh, no, I don’t think it’s a niche,” “I think it can be … it’s really cool, and has some interesting applications.”
It was reported that the company’s headset will compete against rivalry, Samsung Gear VR, Microsoft’s HoloLens, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Oculus Rift was acquired by the Facebook for $2 billion in the year 2014. Things are uncleared at the moment, we might get to know more in coming weeks or may be months. Stay tuned for more!
Via: Financial Times